Boyoung Lim

South Korea

Boyoung Lim, Korea, is a reporter at the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ) - Newstapa.

After graduating from the National Police University with a focus on law and criminal investigation, Lim started working as a police officer in 2011. She worked as a patrol officer, cybercrime investigator and an international cooperation officer for cybercrime investigations. In 2016, she switched law enforcement for journalism; applying her investigation experience to a broader scope of issues.

After joining KCIJ-Newstapa in December 2016, she worked on OCCRP’s global money laundering investigation the Russian Laundromat in 2017, and then the Troika Laundromat in 2019. She participated in the Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, and the Implant Files with ICIJ partners. An international investigation of pseudo-scientific publications led by Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), in which she took part, won several domestic journalism awards.